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Stories from Monday, February 11, 2008

Flags to be given (02/11/08)
Tom Austin, a member of the Veterans Recognition Committee, counts American flags that will be given to area veterans during the Sikeston Senior High School basketball game against Kennett Friday. During halftime, all veterans in the Field House will be honored for their service...
Warrants served; several arrested at Morley party (02/11/08)
BENTON -- Drug investigators with the Scott County Sheriff's Department teamed up with the Sheriff's Department Tactical Teams to serve three search warrants, which resulted in eight arrests in Morley on Saturday night. According to a news release issued this morning by Sheriff Rick Walter, the search warrants resulted from ongoing drug investigations, and all were for the recovery of controlled substances. ...
Library seeking books (02/11/08)
SIKESTON -- Books collecting dust on a bookshelf or discovered while house cleaning are just what the Sikeston Public Library staff members are looking for as the annual book sale approaches. "People have books that other people want to read so if they're just cluttering up their bookshelves, certainly take them to library," said Jackie Cowan of Sikeston, a retired teacher and member of the library's Board of Directors. Cowan said the sale is always a fun event...
Upcoming local events (02/11/08)
Boys Basketball Tri-County Tournament, TBA Puxico at East Prairie, 6 p.m. Girls Basketball Charleston at Chaffee, 6 p.m. Poplar Bluff at Dexter, 6 p.m. Scott Central at Kelly, 6 p.m. NMCC at Scott City, 6 p.m. St. Vincent at Oran, 6 p.m. Cape Central at Sikeston, 6 p.m...
Bland, Murphy advance to state (02/11/08)
FARMINGTON -- Two Sikeston Bulldog wrestlers are on their way to the state tournament Thursday in Columbia. Senior Gavilan Bland and freshman Jacob Murphy have each had a phenomenal season, and will be representing Sikeston on the mat from Thursday until Saturday...
Gertrude Stricker (02/11/08)
CHARLESTON - Gertrude Renaud Stricker, 95, died at 7:20 p.m. Feb. 10, 2008, at her home. Born Feb. 6, 1913, in Perryville, to the late Henry Louis and Appie Unterriener Renaud, she was a graduate of Charleston High School and St. Mary's School of Nursing in Cairo, Ill. ...
Raymond O'Neal (02/11/08)
DEXTER -- Raymond Curtis O'Neal, 92, died Feb. 4, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Dexter.
Maggie Roberts (02/11/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Maggie Lee Roberts, 98, died at 9:45 a.m. Feb. 9, 2008, at Green Park Nursing Center in St. Louis. Born Feb. 3, 1910, at Poplar Bluff, to the late John W. and Rillie Chambers Davis, she was a retired sewing machine operator for a sports clothing factory in St. Louis and a member of First Christian Church in Chaffee...
Jim Gunn (02/11/08)
DEXTER -- Pallbearers for services conducted Saturday at the First Pentecostal Church in Dexter for William James "Jim" Gunn, 83, who died on Feb. 4, 2008, were: Dan Hook, Sam Hook, Chris Hook, Brad Hughes, Bob Smith and Kermit Cook. Watkins and Sons Funeral Home of Dexter was in charge of arrangements...
Stella Davis (02/11/08)
DEXTER -- Stella Davis, 84, died Feb. 9, 2008, at the Crowley Ridge Care Center in Dexter. Born Sept. 20, 1923, at Detroit, to the late Stanley and Mary Ann Garbusz Zawacki, she was a former line worked for General Box Company in Detroit and a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Dexter...
Hazel Anthony (02/11/08)
ORAN - Hazel Mae Anthony, 92, died at 5:10 a.m. Feb. 9, 2008, at the Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 6, 1915, at Lamar, Ark., the daughter of the late Fred and Alberta Bradley Harmon. She married Bernard "B.W." Anthony on July 19, 1935, and he preceded her in death on April 12, 1993, after 58 years of marriage. They moved to Southeast Missouri in December of 1936...
Louise Dick (02/11/08)
EAST PRAIRIE -- Nancy Louise Dick, 83, died at 10:25 a.m. Feb. 9, 2008, in the Charleston Manor. Born April 6, 1924, in Hickman, Ky., to the late Robert R. and Clara Clack Wainscott, she lived most of her life in Mississippi County where she was a member of the First Baptist Church in East Prairie...
Births (Published 2/11) (02/11/08)
Long DEXTER - Matt and Brandi Long are the parents of their third child, third son, born at 3:48 a.m. Jan. 4, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Karsen Lee Long weighed 5 pounds, 11 ounces, and was 18.5 inches long. Maternal grandparents are Steve and Carmon Gott...
Looking Back 2/11 (02/11/08)
SIKESTON - Seven directors of the Missouri Delta Community Hospital Association were elected for terms of three years at the annual meeting of the association held last night. Those elected were: Lee Bowman, Joseph L. Matthews, P.B. Bartmess, John D. Hux, C.C. Scott of Sikeston, Harry Campell of Lilbourn and Harris D. Rodgers of Benton...
Your View: More about Mormons (02/11/08)
I wish to express my appreciation to the person who wrote "Consider this" in the February 3rd edition of the Standard Democrat, thus providing an opportunity to clear up one of the many bits of misinformation about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons)...
Your View: Thanks (02/11/08)
Thanks to the following for making our 2008 Chili Day a huge success: Animal Health Center, Pullen Brothers, St. Francis Xavier Church, Noranda Aluminum, Rick Leonard Heating and Air Conditioning, Focus Bank, MikeRentals, Irrigation Central, The Christian Academy, SEMO Title, D & S Salvage, Scheffer's Office Furniture and Business Machines, The Medicine Shoppe, Randy's Rx Pharmacy, Overhead Door Company, Area Properties Real Estate, Century 21 Premiere Realty, 1st National Insurance Agency, A & B Cleaners, Food Giant, Raymond James Financial Services, Dean Wooden, Eric Wooden and Greg Krokstrom, Matthews Cotton Co., Bollinger Real Estate Services, Winchester Chiropractic, Steve Forbis CPA, Garden Lane Nursery, Prairie Farms, Standard Democrat, First United Methodist Church, Bo's BBQ, Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. ...
Your View: Abortion is wrong (02/11/08)
Dear Editor: One day a little 12-year-old girl returned home from school to find that her mother had passed away. She found out that her mother, my grandmother, had performed an abortion on herself. I learned that one was one of several she did on herself. I have forgiven her...
SpeakOut 2/11 (02/11/08)
It really saddens me to see that so many young and middle aged men and women there in Sikeston are landing residency in prison. Every time I read the online newspaper from that area, a certain percent of news is, whose home the Feds or local Police Office bust! What is really going on down there? First of all, how in the world are the officials allowing the drugs to enter such a small town? Is this a game of the higher man bringing in the drugs and let the poor so-to-speak make a few dollars, go on a trip or two and then send in the Feds to bust them and next they are doing six to 15 years in the federal prison? From what I see and hear, clearly we have a psychology vs. ...